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Digital content creation: an emerging role for librarians

Omorodion Okuonghae (University Library, Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Nigeria)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 2 April 2021

Issue publication date: 5 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The increasing importance of digital content creation in relation to content marketing and promotion of library and information services in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has attracted global attention. Thus, the purpose of this study is to theoretically examine librarians’ role in the creation of digital content in the 4IR.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used the review method to theoretically examine the nexus between digital content creation and librarians’ role in the 4IR.

Findings

This study showed that librarians are well positioned to become professional digital content creation, as they already possess the basic skills needed to create effective content for high user engagement.

Originality/value

This study seeks to pioneer a new area of focus by linking librarians’ skills to digital content creation skills and making a case for librarians as the perfect digital content creator.

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Citation

Okuonghae, O. (2021), "Digital content creation: an emerging role for librarians", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 16-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-11-2020-0109

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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